Death of Mark Anthony Haines [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 17.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here. On 16 January 1988 in the early hours of the morning, a 17‑year‑old Aboriginal boy, Mark Anthony Haines, was found dead on the train tracks outside Tamworth....

Children in Care [Speech]

This speech was delivered on 08.11.2016 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.  With the privatisation of electricity assets, ports and lands across New South Wales, the Baird Government is receiving a one-off surge of capital. It is...
Shock jock bail laws deliver surging NSW prison population

Shock jock bail laws deliver surging NSW prison population

Media release 18 May 2015 The number of people in NSW jails who have been refused bail rose by almost a quarter (from 2,819 to 3,476) in the six months following the September 2014 “toughening” of the state’s bail laws. This has produced a record number of 11,363...